Since the 1980s, the German physician Michael Schupmann has been compiling an exquisite collection of around 700 black and white photographs. The represented artists range from members of the ‘fotoform’ group (established after World War II to promote unusual perspectives and darkroom experiments) all the way to photojournalists such as Barbara Klemm and Will McBride – and span from fashion photographers such as F.C. Gundlach, Hubs Flöter and Walde Huth all the way to digital pioneer Andreas Müller-Pohle.
Some 200 works from the Schupmann Collection are now on display at the State Museum for Art and Cultural History in Oldenburg, offering a multi-faceted journey through the history of photography. Despite their great diversity, all exhibits are characterised by a shared trait: their exceptionally high artistic quality. The images open up new and surprising perspectives of the world around us, and offer profound insights into West-German society. The showcase, which continues until June 13, 2021, was organised in collaboration with the Museum im Kulturspeicher (Würzburg).
For further information visit Landesmuseum Oldenburg